County Of St.LouisSt Louis,Sct.
State of MissouriMissouri,
To Any Judge Or Justice Of The Peace Of the State ofIllinois IllinoisIllinois
We, reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity and circumspection, do require
and command you, that you
cause to come before you. such person, or persons, as shall be named to you by VincentVincent a man of Color or by
James DuncanJames Duncan his attorney or agent, and him, her or them examine upon his, her or their corporal oath, (to be by you administered,) touch
ing their knowledge of any thing that may relate to a certain matter of controversy, now pending in our Circuit CourtCircuit Court ,
for the county of St.LouisSt Louis, Wherein VincentVincent a man of Color is plaintiff and James DuncanJames Duncan
is defendant, on the part of the said plaintiff, and having reduced the said
depositions so taken by you as aforesaid, into writing you are required to send the same, together with this commission,
enclosed under your seal, to our said Circuit CourtCircuit Court , with all convenient speed.
the City of St.LouisCity of St Louis, thisseventh day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twentythirty one.
ArchibaldArchibald gambleClerk, C.C.